Julian Heath

Senior Partner

Sydney

Julian Heath is responsible for the standardisation of consulting services and large, complex multi-jurisdictional operations throughout Asia Pacific. Over his 15-year tenure with Control Risks, Julian has been instrumental in developing global solutions in business contingency and crisis management planning for special-risk scenarios, and has worked closely with Asia Pacific businesses to implement response contingencies.

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  • Senior Partner
  • Asia Pacific
  • Resolving Critical Issues and Crises
  • Kidnap, Extortion and Threat Response


Julian Heath is responsible for the standardisation of consulting services and large, complex multi-jurisdictional operations throughout Asia Pacific. Over his 15-year tenure with Control Risks, Julian has been instrumental in developing global solutions in business contingency and crisis management planning for special-risk scenarios, and has worked closely with Asia Pacific businesses to implement response contingencies.


Examples of his work include:
  • Developed and tested contingencies to manage an influenza pandemic – including working with key Australian government agencies and food retailers to maintain delivery of essential food to the Australian community.
  • Responded to major security incidents – including the development of strategies for working with a variety of stakeholder groups following serious security incidents and terrorist attacks in Indonesia, India, Thailand, Fiji, the Philippines and China.
  • Managed cases of malicious and accidental product tampering in the food, pharmaceutical, heavy industry and resource sectors – including managing relationships with regulators, regional management teams, employees, media agencies and politicians.
  • Responded to accusations of corruption and fraudulent practices, including possible breaches of the FCPA, Australian Criminal Code and UK Bribery Act, which involved management of the emerging situation and development of a compliance programme to minimise re-occurrence.


Prior to joining Control Risks, Julian had responsibility for co-leading a diverse team in the establishment of the first facility to accommodate the resettlement of displaced persons from Kosovo. Highlights of his earlier career include working with the UN and NATO, principally in the areas of peacekeeping and humanitarian assistance. He has lectured on decision-making and crisis management processes, and led the team responsible for introducing a revised decision-making process into the Australian Army.

Julian has post-graduate qualifications in management and international relations; qualifications in risk management, fraud prevention and detection; and has attended advanced programmes at Harvard Business School.

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